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pay pending the outcome of this investigation. >>> a couple of workers were injured in northern japan today when they stepped in radiation contaminated water. it happened at one of the damaged nuclear plants there. contamination fears are also triggering a run on bottled water all over that country. lee cowen has our report. >> a little bit of good news today out of japan and that's that the drinking water in tokyo, anyway, has now been deemed safe to drink, although that seems to have added to the confusion, because 24 hours later it wasn't safe to drink, now it is. people are still going out and stockpiling water, even though the government has asked them not to do that. they have also tried to allay fears to deliver water to 81,000 or so families who do have children you said under 1 years old. but a lot of people aren't taking chances at this point. back at the plant, three workers we are told were injured, two had to be sent to the hospital because they were exposed to radiation. not radiation in the air, but these workers were dragging an electrical cable into the reactor to try
in japan continues to unfoed, there is more evidence that the damaged nuclear complex there is still leaking a lot of radiation. the groundwater under one reactor is now showing radiation levels 10,000 times higher than they should be. radiation in the sea water near the plant has also grown to nearly 4,400 times the amount allowed by law. the government is being pressured to extend the evacuation zone around that plant. >>> concerns about that nuclear disaster in japan are growing here in this country. traces of radiation have now been detected in milk, in cows in california and washington state. however, experts say the levels are so low that the milk is still safe to drink. as kristin dahlgren reports, that has not eased the fears of shoppers. >> reporter: at grocery stores across the country, concern today. >> i probably wouldn't trust it completely. >> after trace levels of radiation, thought to be from japan's crippled nuclear plant were found in milk in this country. >> what is trace, and what does that really mean? >> reporter: experts say it means low readings of iodine 131
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